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Official photos released of Luxembourg’s royal baby

Europe’s newest royal has made his official debut. The first official photos of Prince Charles, the newborn son of the Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, have been shared on the day his father registers his birth.

Baby Charles is seen in the arms of his mother, Princess Stephanie, in a series of photos taken at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital where mother and son are still resting following the birth on Sunday May 10th.

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg with her newborn son, Charles
© Cour grand-ducale / Céline Maia-Studio by C

Baby Charles has previously been seen in images taken of a video call by his paternal grandparents, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, soon after he was born. However, these portraits are the first official photos of the new prince who is second in line to his country’s throne.

© Cour grand-ducale / Céline Maia-Studio by C

Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume was born at 5.13 am on May 10th 2020 and weighed 3,190 kg and measured 50 centimetres. His birth was greeted with gun salutes in the Grand Duchy.

© Cour grand-ducale / Céline Maia-Studio by C

Soon after his birth, his father Guilluame spoke to the press to share his joy at becoming a father for the first time. The heir to the throne said ”today is a wonderful day…perhaps the most incredible day that we will have in our lives, to be able to greet a child that comes into one’s life is the most magical thing a couple can have.”

Prince Charles of Luxembourgh
© Cour grand-ducale / Céline Maia-Studio by C

Charles is second in line to the throne of Luxembourg behind his father, Guillaume, and is one day expected to rule the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

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